BAC News: Archive for 2020

The National Archives Manorial document survey open

The National Archive are looking for uses of the Manorial Documents Register to respond to their survey. The survey will run until 19 October 2020 and is open to all interested in manorial records. The results are from this survey will help plan the future development of the Register.

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Interested in academic collaborations? New resources available

The Business Archives Council are delighted to announced a new series of resources aimed at supporting buisness archives develop partnerships with academics. The resources include a new guidance document and film material available online on YouTube. 

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Winner of 2020 BAC cataloguing grant announced

The Business Archives Council are delighted to announce this year’s Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives has been awarded to West Sussex Record Office for the collection of the Sir Freddie Laker Archive. The judging panel for this years’ Cataloguing Grant for Business Archives were impressed with the variety of records of firms represented from across the UK.

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EABH working paper series online

The European Association of Banking and Financial History have made a series of Working Papers from 2014 to 2019 available for download on their website. The Working Paper Series are an opportunity to distribute research-in-progress relating to the files of banking, financial, business and economic history. 

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Second call for Digital Preservation Awards nominations

The Digital Preservation Coalition have announced a second call for nominations for the Digitial Preservation Awards. If you wish to make a nomination, please sensure you send them by 09:00 am (BST) on Monday 10th August.

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TownsWeb digitisation grant open

TownsWeb Archiving have opened its annual application process for its digitisation grant early due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Deadline for applications is expecged to be between July and August.  

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Business Archives Council announce online sessions for members

The Business Archives Council is inviting its members to a series of scheduled zoom meetings. 

Have you got time in the afternoons for a tea break and a chat about business records? Are there things you'd like to talk through with fellow record-keepers and researchers?

If so we'd really like you to join us along with other members who will be happy to share their thoughts about business records, talk through any issues you might be having and share a few light-hearted moments to brighten up the day!

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Call for papers for Banking and the State conference

The European Association of Banking History, the Institute for Banking and Financial History and the Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE have announced a call for papers for a conference that will explore the relationship between banking and the state. The deadline for submission is 31 August 2020.

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Invitation to tender

The BAC is seeking to appoint a consultant to carry out an evaluation of the National Strategy for Business Archives for England and Wales. The full brief can be found here

The closing date for submissions is 9 June. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Notes from BAC Online Session released

Notes following an online session hosted by the Business Archives Council have been released. The session titled 'Business archives: Talking Shop at Tea Time for record keepers and researchers' covered the sector's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Survey on Veterinary Practice Archives

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons are undertaking a survey on repositories holding material relating to veterinary practice history. The survey is available until the end of March. 

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Section on Business Archives announces 2020 conference

International Council of Archives' Section on Business Archives has announced its 2020 Conference titled “The Weather Report” Outlooks and trends in business archives. The conference will take place in Copenhagen in September 2020. 

 

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Call for Papers for Finance & Migration Conference

The European Association of Banking History has announced a call for papers for a conference that will expore the relationship between the financial sector and migration. The deadline for submission is 15 February 2020.  

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